Unison Media is proud to welcome you back to Season 3 of its acclaimed concert series The Crypt Sessions, curated by Andrew Ousley. Please sign up to our mailing list for the chance to purchase tickets as soon as new concerts are announced! We look forward to another amazing year. Also, we were honored to have Conrad Tao’s Crypt Session be selected as one of The New York Times’ “Best Classical Music Performances of 2017”!
And let us please take a moment to thank our amazing, amazing sponsor Yamaha for generously providing their world-class pianos!
There’s something miraculous about John Holiday’s voice…he’s a countertenor who sings in the range of a woman, and the result is a voice that possesses an almost angelic purity while still having the power to fill a room. But John is special even among countertenors – in addition to singing arias and art songs at the highest level, he also is able to sit down at the piano and accompany himself in soul-piercing performances of spirituals and jazz standards.
I could spend hours describing his talent, but I would instead just urge you to watch two videos that make the case far more eloquently than I ever could: John singing Handel’s “Ombra Mai Fu,” and then the classic “Fly Me to the Moon.”
John will sing a program in the Crypt that will include Italian Baroque arias, French chansons, a song cycle by African-American composer Margaret Bonds, and a selection of spirituals and standards near and dear to his heart.
This is a singular, world class talent, who will take a break from touring with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel to sing for us in the Crypt. Don’t miss it.
The Washington Post described John Holiday’s voice as “timeless,” and amidst the intimate acoustic of the Crypt, he’s going to sing a program that will break our hearts, lift our spirits, and leave us all in a better place. We can’t wait.
“The numinous setting of Crypt Sessions lends emotional power to the series’ genre-bending programs.”
The Church of the Intercession is an Episcopal Church located on West 155th and Broadway in New York City, convenient to the 1, C, B and D trains. At Intercession you will be surrounded by a beautiful building but more importantly in an open and welcoming community.